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The Chora Church (Turkish Kariye Müzesi, Camii yahut Kilisesi — variously the Chora Museum, Mosque or Church) is considered to be one of the most beautiful examples of a Byzantine church. The church is situated in the western, Erdinekapı district of...more
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This museum is a must see for the Byzantine mosaics and frescoes. They are so good it was easy to recognise the stories from the Bible depicted by them. There is renovation work taking place here which meant the main dome is closed off, but...More
This church/museum is a bit out of way but well worth the effort for those who invest time in getting there. The mosaics and frescoes are very beautiful. We got off Ulubatli Metro then followed the old city walls. Nice walk and some nice neighbourhoods...More
Restoration in progress, currently Phase 1 so only the central space is closed. the best wall and ceiling mosaics are still visible. The exterior is mostly hidden by hoardings and a temporary roof. Not easy to find. Entry with Museum Pass or individual ticket.
This church is a little out of the way but relatively easily reachable with a tram journey & a few minutes walk. The whole church is covered in scaffolding outside and inside the main nave/dome is inaccessible due to the renovations. Everywhere in Istanbul seems...More
Currently partly under restoration, the Chora Church is stunning and the mosaics are the best in Turkey. It is included in the Museum Card, and wont take too long to see. Check out the Mihrimah Sultan Mosque close by in the same visit. Note that...More
I really enjoyed my trip to this church
The biggest disappointment was not being able to visit the main hall that has been under restoration for a number of years
But just to be able to be inside the church to look at both outside...More
Even though this church is undergoing some restoration (seems like all the major attractions were decided to be restored at the same time) and all the outside facades are covered and its partly closed inside its still well worth a visit. The frescoes and mosaics...More
This sleepy and rather socially conservative area of Istanbul hosts a small but thriving Jewish community, the patriarchate of the Eastern Orthodox Church, and some of the most beautiful churches and Christian art in the world. Much of what’s most interesting to witness in Fener and Balat sits between the surviving ancient city walls of Constantinople and the serene shores of the Golden Horn. Despite the many splendid
sights, historic attractions, stunning vistas, and warm Turkish welcome, the area remains largely unperturbed by the tourist trade that characterizes the atmosphere in nearby Sultanahmet and around the Grand Bazaar. Travelers that like to explore off the beaten track will reap big rewards for making the effort to visit this low-key part of town.
Response from FatihMehmetCelebi | Reviewed this property |
According to the website (In Turkish) the museum is open everyday.
Winter from 09:00 - 16:30
Summer from 09:00 - 19:00
The price is 15 TL (4.90 EUR).
Enjoy, you will love it! Hope the renovations are done though.
February is cold in turkey. I suggest 7 to 8 days in Istanbul ( as there is ample to do there). You can take a days trip to Bursa; A night in Cappadocia (if both places fascinate you OR two nights in Antalya (stay in... More
February is cold in turkey. I suggest 7 to 8 days in Istanbul ( as there is ample to do there). You can take a days trip to Bursa; A night in Cappadocia (if both places fascinate you OR two nights in Antalya (stay in Kalecri district). Cappadocia and antalya have multiple flights from istanbul and not expensive.
Response from barbara s | Reviewed this property |
Hi. I am visiting California at the moment but did get the book when in turkey this summer. I can try to see what is there but won't be home till Sunday. Is that too late? If not then email me and I will look when I get... More
Hi. I am visiting California at the moment but did get the book when in turkey this summer. I can try to see what is there but won't be home till Sunday. Is that too late? If not then email me and I will look when I get back home to Georgia